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    General, KA2BAH - was still playing mostly tuba...

    General, KA2BAH - was still playing mostly tuba when I registered this sign.
    Pulled the study materials for Extra, but have shifted to picking up a bit of Japanese in anticipation of a trip to Oki...
  2. I prefer the Besson sound, too, and during my...

    I prefer the Besson sound, too, and during my sporadic playing days cycled through many used Yamahas (availability, playability, price). I'd invariable sell them when the euph requirement ended,...
  3. Thread: Bell guard

    by tokuno
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    That word, if it were actually a word (and in...

    That word, if it were actually a word (and in German you can paste just about anything together into a new word), is charmingly appropriate in the context of this forum :)

    It's pretty easy to...
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    FS: Giddings & Webster Kadja large shank

    Selling my G&W Kadja, large shank, polished stainless
    Great feel, clean articulating, but I switched to a British euph with a Denis Wick SM4U to better match my son.
    This piece is in great shape -...
  5. I messaged Besson, and received a polite...

    I messaged Besson, and received a polite dismissal:
    "Many thanks for your message, we don't make our cases ourselves but are aware of some similar examples of this happening with our cases similar...
  6. Cimbasso?

    Cimbasso?
  7. Primarily euphonium through college, but tuba for...

    Primarily euphonium through college, but tuba for the last ~16 years (after an almost-20 year instrumental hiatus) because no one needed a euph. I'm back on euph now and have been delighted with its...
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    Make sure your tech knows what s/he is committing...

    Make sure your tech knows what s/he is committing to. I've had two installed. The first was back in the 90s by a renown California tech who spent a lot more time than he anticipated aligning the main...
  9. I own Besson & Sterling, and love the British...

    I own Besson & Sterling, and love the British euph sound, so I'd be biased toward the York. I've never played one, but iirc, David Childs played York before they bellied-up.
    Wear on that York...
  10. disappointed: Shoddy case materials for a $10K+ horn

    9068
    Two weeks ago, the handle separated from my son's Besson Prestige 2052 case.
    I was taken aback to realize that it was cheaply affixed via two steel staples that had simply bent and slipped out...
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    Love it, thanks. Our son's 2nd Div clarinet (PCS...

    Love it, thanks.
    Our son's 2nd Div clarinet (PCS Okinawa May), daughter's 1st Div pic, 3rd child's poolie with his name on a euph slot, but likely choosing Naval Academy - wish he could do both,...
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    Seller says it was bought in 1981, but not...

    Seller says it was bought in 1981, but not whether it was new at the time. I bought a new ca 1981 967 back in the day, and both case & horn looked VERY different. That horn/case looks more 60s/70s...
  13. "So . . . how do you like your eggs in the...

    "So . . . how do you like your eggs in the morning? Scrambled, fried, or fertilized?"
    :-o
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    I'd opine that it depends upon what you mean by...

    I'd opine that it depends upon what you mean by "outperform".
    I turned down a musical scholarship out of high school (back then the Yamaha 321 was what everyone played in state honor band), and I...
  15. Can't hurt to contact your local Marine recruiter...

    Can't hurt to contact your local Marine recruiter and ask about MEOP - Musician Enlistment Option Program.
    My two oldest chose this path, in part to scratch the music itch, but also to pay for their...
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    I use lots of valve oil on new horns & wash them...

    I use lots of valve oil on new horns & wash them thoroughly and repeatedly to flush vestiges of the mfg & wear-in process (pitch, lapping compounds, cutting oil, metal dust, or what-have-you)....
  17. Plumbing laid out a bit differently than the 2975...

    Plumbing laid out a bit differently than the 2975 I owned, and that adjustable main tuning lever is a nice feature.
  18. Good advice to listen in front of the bell. My...

    Good advice to listen in front of the bell.
    My son tested three Adams, couple Yamahas, and a couple Bessons side by side.
    He strongly preferred the playing experience of the Adams E1 from behind...
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    Great price for a nice mouthpiece. Similar to a...

    Great price for a nice mouthpiece. Similar to a Schilke 52d, but articulation's cleaner for me on the Giddings Kadja.
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    Instant Msg sent

    Instant Msg sent
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    Two of my kids are in the USMC division bands,...

    Two of my kids are in the USMC division bands, and I think they're on Yamaha 842s.
  22. Thread: Euph recording

    by tokuno
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    My son records under a 9' ceiling with a Zoom h2...

    My son records under a 9' ceiling with a Zoom h2 recorder (usually direct to SD instead of pass-through usb).
    I would have guessed that a distanced setup would allow the sound to mature with a bit...
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    Yes, the Canadian Brass / Willson 2975 is large...

    Yes, the Canadian Brass / Willson 2975 is large shank.
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    Yes, it's available. I had considered working...

    Yes, it's available. I had considered working back my euph chops and uploading a "no kidding, listen to how nimble this horn is" video, but that's unlikely to happen till I get over this work hump.
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    Thanks for this! I was on the verge of googling...

    Thanks for this!
    I was on the verge of googling for the answer, but skeptical that I'd get useful information.
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